Saturday, June 26, 2010

Green Leaves

Hi all,
 I am almost done putting together my elementary control
booklets for botany! What a big job for over two hundred cards in
the series. I purchased the sets from Montessori R&D several
years ago all as loose cards to bind myself. I am making covers and piercing the books with little studs and rings. Every page
is laminated and the covers are laminated. Tomorrow I'll be
pounding studs all afternoon...I am determined to get this set
usable with the controls! (You can buy this set all bound and
ready to go, but I was being frugal and ambitious...)

Here are some additional
freebee leaf resources for download:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Free Anatomy Pix!

I found these great anatomy pix from a freebee
website for teachers. They would be good for
making matching or three part cards.
Just click on the picture and a new window will come
up...then right click and "save as" in your own files.
I will also include some other Montessori resources
here for human anatomy on this post.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
אודך על כי נוראות נפליתי נפלאים מעשיך ונפשי ידעת מאד׃

Monday, June 7, 2010

Uncoloring Books

Here are some great "coloring" and art books to go along with the crayons in the previous post:
Art for the Very Young 6/dp/1568226683/ref=pd_sim_b_2
Product Description
Young children have the ability to create, view, interpret, and appreciate art. Art for the Very Young offers over 50 art activities for children to create art and learn about basic art concepts and techniques, such as line, shape, color, space,texture, form, and value. Watch how your young learners acquire an appreciation and understanding of the featured artists and techniques they


Art and coloring books by MaryAnn F. Kohl Experiences/dp/0935607056/ref=pd_sim_b_4 Clean/dp/087659206X/ref=pd_sim_b_5
MaryAnn Faubion Kohl, a former elementary education teacher, launched Bright Ring Publishing, Inc. in 1985 with her first book, "Scribble Cookies" (now available as "Scribble ART"). Bright Ring has published seven books by MaryAnn about art for children, their parents, teachers, and care providers, as well as twelve titles for Gryphon House, Inc. (with international rights in over ten languages). MaryAnn presents internationally on the topics of art for children and self-publishing for writers, writes for Parenting and Family Fun magazines, has been a prop designer for a Jim Henson Company's TV program, and consults for numerous educational groups, Kaplan Early Learning, Discount School Supply, and Fisher-Price. She enjoys writing short essays on inspirational and memorable experiences. MaryAnn and her husband, Michael, reside in Bellingham, Washington at the foot of a steaming volcano.


Anti Coloring book series by Susan Striker

Susan Striker is the author of the best-selling Anti-Coloring Book® series with over one million books in print all over the world. Designed to stimulate creativity and encourage problem solving and critical thinking, the books help children draw their own pictures as well as their own conclusions about life. She also wrote Please Touch® (Simon & Schuster) which teaches
parents and educators how to stimulate creativity through movement, music, art and play. Young at Art® (Henry Holt) is a comprehensive text about the value and significance of early childhood art. That book clearly demonstrates the important link between early scribbles and later literacy. In 2008 Susan received the highly competitive 2008 Connecticut Art Education Association Award, Outstanding Elementary Art Educator, for
significant contributions to the field of art education.
The author teaches elementary school art in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she won the Distinguished Teacher Award. She has had a long, successful career teaching art to young children, has taught art education methodology to university students and developed art curricula. She shares her innovative teaching ideas in workshops for parents and teachers in schools and universities all over the country. Ms. Striker's work
has been the subject of numerous local, national and international
television shows,. Susan's Young at Art® curriculum for preschool and kindergarten art was awarded Connecticut's Celebration of Excellence for Creativity in the Classroom and was presented with Hofstra University's George M. Estabrook Award.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lovely Landforms

Hi Again,
 Here is my  Landform List...I hope you find
something to use!
If you know of any others, please share!